Black Forest Inn, Minneapolis MN


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Thank you for giving us the opportunity to introduce our banquet and meeting space to you. The Festsaal is adjacent to the Black Forest Inn and its lovely outdoor garden, a favorite of locals and visitors for over 42 years. Your group can enjoy its own private space overlooking the garden for breakfast, luncheon or dinner parties. We are pleased to offer many exciting options for your event: You may choose buffet service, table service or family-style service. All options require advance orders.

Many wonderful German and European specialty foods are available to combine and create the perfect meal for your group.
We feature a fine international selection of wines, beers and beverages to complement your food and event.

Brunch and Luncheon Entrees

Continental Breakfast with meat and cheese
Assorted handmade pastries, scones, breads and a meat and cheese tray served with juice and coffee.
$11.00 Per Person

Classic Brunch
Smoked Salmon, cream cheese, fresh baked breads, fruit salad, swiss cheese and bacon quiche, and an assorted dessert tray, served with juice, coffee or tea.
$25.00 Per Person

Deli Buffet
Assorted meats and cheeses; German Potato Salad and Lentil and Spaetzel Salad; freshly baked breads; apple; assorted cookies; bottled water, coffee, or tea.
$14.00 Per Person

Savory Vegetable Strudel
Mixed vegetables rolled in a pastry dough and baked, served with a tossed salad.
$12.00 Per Person

Handmade Bratwurst
Served with German Potato Salad, our own mild sauerkraut and rye bread.
$16.00 Per Person

Appetizers and Salads

Mixed Field Greens
Lentil Spaetzel Salad
Caesar Salad with Croutons
$4.75 each

Cold Party Appetizers

Liver PatÉ
$3.50 per serving

Pickled Herring
$3.50 per serving

Pate Choux with Assorted Fillings
Assorted Cocktail Canapes
Stuffed Cucumber Rounds
Stuffed Mushrooms
$36.00 per dozen (minimum order 3 dozen)

Meat and/or Cheese Deli Trays
$4.50 per person

Raw Vegetable Tray with dip
$2.50 per person

Hot Party Appetizers

Alsatian Onion Tart
Sauerkraut Tart
$50.00 per half-sheet pan (serves approximately 24)

Ham and Sauerkraut Balls
Koenigsberger Klops (German Meatballs)
Chicken Wings
$30.00 per dozen (minimum order 2 dozen)

Dinner Entrees

Our handmade dinners may be served on a buffet, on each table family style or to each guest, restaurant-style.
Please choose two side dishes, listed below, for your buffet guests, or an appropriate set of side dishes for each individual entrée choice.

The following entrées are $21.00 per person:

Sauerbraten Tangy
Marinated roast beef slices in its own gravy. A specialty of ours!

A rich meal of sautéed veal strips in a light brown sauce.

Salmon Steak
Baked and served with Herb Butter.

A slice of beef stuffed with carrot, pickle, onion & parsley, rolled, and braised in a dark brown gravy. Two per order.

Beef Stroganoff
Beef tenderloin chunks sautéed with mushrooms, onions, sour cream and rich brown gravy.

These entrées are $16.00 per person:

Paprika Schnitzel
Two slices of sautéed pork loin in a bacon, onion, sour cream and brown sauce.

Sauteed Boneless
Chicken Bite sized pieces of chicken in a creamy sauce.

Hungarian Goulash
Spicy beef stew with tomatoes, onions and green peppers.

Bratwurst Dinner
Our handmade bratwurst. We recommend serving them potato salad and sauerkraut. An Oktoberfest favorite!

Choice of side dishes:
All entrees served with our handmade bread or rolls.

Spaetzel (homemade egg noodles)
German potato salad
Boiled potatoes
Red cabbage



Desserts are $6.00 per slice. Our bakers can personalize your cake at your request.
Some desserts are also available as a full or half sheet cake; or, you may want to consider a dessert buffet.

Apple Strudel
Our best seller! Sugared and spiced apples, raisins and almonds are rolled in a crisp, handmade flaky pastry.
Black Forest Cherry Torte
A dramatic dessert! Four layers of chocolate cake, whipped cream and cherries, frosted with whipped cream.
German Chocolate Cake
Not really a German dessert, this popular cake is available only in our banquet room.
Devil's Food Cake
Moist, very dark chocolate cake filled and frosted with buttery cream cheese frosting
Assorted cookies
$1.50 each

Wine and Beer

House Wine
Chardonnay or Shiraz
$5.00 per glass /$18 per bottle

Cellar Wines by the bottle

German Wine
German wine is friendly and versatile! We have both German red and German white wine available.
$22.00 per bottle and up

Other Wine
We have many domestic and international wines in our cellar. We can bring in nearly any wine you can imagine. Just ask for some ideas or for your favorite. We can find the perfect wine at the right price for your event!

Beer by the bottle
$4.00 domestic / $5.00 imported

Many brands are available including Black Forest best-sellers Hacker-Pschorr, Summit, Schell's and Amstel.
Weiss beer by the bottle is $6.50

A bartender, for full bar service, is available at $20 per hour.
You may plan for a host paid bar or cash bar.